Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger set to leave under Jose Mourinho

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Incoming Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks set to axe Juan Mata and Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer. 

This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the self-proclaimed 'Special One' will sign a three-year deal worth £30 million at Old Trafford in the immediate future.

United may well have secured FA Cup silverware after overcoming Crystal Palace on Saturday, but they endured a tricky campaign under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. 


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Indeed, the Red Devils failed to secure a place in next season's Champions League competition after ending in fifth position in the division. 

It's not entirely surprising that the club's hierarchy are set to sack Van Gaal and replace him with revered coach Mourinho. 

Jose changes 

The Portuguese tactician has a point to prove in the Premier League after being axed as manager of Chelsea back in December. 

It's certainly expected that Mourinho will make a number of changes at United ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. It's clear for all to see that certain players at the club aren't at the required level to challenge for the Premier League title.

Where, then, does that leave Mata and Schweinsteiger? Well, according to the Mirror, it leaves them in danger of being offloaded. 

It's not exactly surprising, however; Mata was sold by Mourinho at Chelsea after failing to establish himself as a key player. 

The Spaniard may well have struck United's timely equaliser in their FA Cup final win against Crystal Palace, but there's every chance that the Wembley showdown was his final game for the club. 

It will certainly disappoint fans of United, who have taken to Mata over the last couple of years, but that's surely unlikely to stop a ruthless Mourinho taking action. Mata just doesn't appear to suit Mourinho's style and it's unlikely that he will be handed a shot at redemption. 

Then there's Schweinsteiger, who has endured a tricky debut campaign on English soil. The Germany international has grown frustrated with injury problems and, when fit, has failed to establish himself a prominent role in the middle of the park. 

United fans would have expected more from the former Bayern star and it appears that his Old Trafford career could be over before it has really started. 

Manchester United fans: do you expect Mata and Schweinsteiger to leave? Have your say below! 

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